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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

SA’s steps to Carbon Neutral Adelaide

SA Premier Jay Weatherill witnessed testimony to the environmental and manufacturing opportunities for South Australia that can flow from innovative tall wood construction solutions. Source: Timberbiz The Premier was speaking at Building Greener Cities with Timber, an event highlighti
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Timber Design Awards new website

The Australian Timber Design Awards’ team has launched its new website, complete with a fresh design, informative features and even a changed domain name. The new website, http://timberdesignawards.com.au has been completely redesigned to facilitate easy navigation for visitors as the
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CFMEU says no to new timber sites in Tasmania

Timber workers are fighting the Tasmanian Government’s plan to re-open contentious forests for early logging, saying it will “destroy” the industry it’s trying to save. Source: ABC News Tasmania’s Upper House is being briefed about the plan to allow loggi
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Bunning says no to timber from Tasmania

Australia’s largest household hardware chain will not sell timber sourced from contentious Tasmanian forests that the Government wants to re-open to logging earlier than planned. Source: ABC News The suppliers of timber to Bunnings have informed the retail giant that they would
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More than 60,000 tree species

There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world’s plants. Source: BBC News Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) compiled the tree list by using data gathered from its network of 500 member organisations. It hopes the
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Commonwealth Forestry Conference

The second day of the 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference began with the Global Forestry Conclave for discussion on the role of forestry in implementing international agreements in Commonwealth member nations and beyond with the focus on moving from agreed texts to action on ground.
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Old tools of the trade on display

The soon-to-be-opened interpretive centre inside Railway House has seen the addition of a number of historical timber tools that will help tell the story of Busselton’s timber history. Source: The West Australian Several Busselton residents have donated tools to the centre which will
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Update on Heyfield

Harvesting timber on private land, reducing possum protection zones, retooling the timber mill and using mixed species are some of the options the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is considering in a bid to save jobs at a Gippsland timber mill.  Source: The Weekly Times
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Seedling sales positive sign for forestry

An increase in seedling sales is a positive sign the forestry industry is gearing up for increased production, Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes says. Sources: The New Zealand Herald, The Country A Ministry for Primary Industries survey of all 28 New Zealand comme
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